"Perhaps it begins with a toddler sitting down to read “The Peace Book” with their parents, learning that:
-Peace is making new friends
-Peace is keeping the water clean for the fish
-Peace is helping your neighbor
-Peace is growing a garden
-Peace is giving a hug
(or perhaps my favorite thing, he added)
-Peace is taking a nap
Perhaps it begins with someone passing by this peace pole, or the one in the park, and having a calm, introspective moment to themself thinking,"
Baker talked about the symbol of peace the dove represents and read a framed poem that he wrote for the occasion and presented to Covington.
"May peace prevail on earth the day,
and hatred and hostility go by the way.
White Doves send our message high above,
with white wings singing a song of love.
As the birds dance from cloud to cloud,
their symbol of peace makes us proud.
They soar higher with heaven near,
far away from earthly fears.
So today the woolgathers on this day peace,
with a common prayer that war will cease."
”Covington continued "Perhaps someone today will see these doves take flight, and a calming spirit will fall upon them. Peace can mean so many things when we make it personal. Peace is possible," he said.